There has been rapid urbanisation in the last decade in sub Saharan Africa due to high population growth. This has led to rapid changes in tropical forest ecosystems with tremendous environmental impacts, contributing significantly to climate change and biodiversity loss. 

The special topics in this thematic areas will include:

  • Land use land cover changes
  • Spatiotemporal modelling of landscape dynamics
  • Transportation
  • Urbanisation
  • Coastal zone monitoring
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity mapping
  • Environmental change